Kwakwani residents bemoan non-use of President’s bus

first_imgResidents of Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) recently complained to Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman that the bus gifted to them to transport children to school is not been utilised. The bus was donated to the Kwakwani community by the Head of State through his Three B’s Initiative, but it is not being operated.According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), Region 10 Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph has said that advertisements for a driver to operate the school bus will begin this week. The Vice Chairman told irate Kwakwani residents that advertisements for drivers were done in the community, and of the six applications that were submitted, none had contact information.The Regional Council will, through the Neighbourhood Democratic Council, re-advertise for drivers during this week. “So put your contact number so they could contact you,” Adolph urged.Residents pointed out that a driver had already applied, but heard nothing from the regional authorities. Adolph explained that that applicant did not qualify because of his age. “The vacancy stated from 18 to 45 (years old). That is the basic Public Service rule,” the vice chairman explained.Neighbourhood Democratic Councillor Charles Thom asked for residents from the community to be given the opportunity to operate the vehicle. “It is going to be wrong for a Linden man coming here to drive this bus and we got drivers,” Thom said to resounding support from residents.The vice chairman assured the residents that this would not be the case. “They say they will not employ anybody outside of Kwakwani. We will not do that, but to give Kwakwani people a chance,” Adolph said.Minister Trotman apologised to the community for the non-use of the bus, and vowed to see that the vehicle functions as intended.Meanwhile, Chairman of the Kwakwani Secondary School PTA, Curt Simeon, raised his concerns about electrical problems at the school. He explained that the electricity supplied to the school is more than what is required, and this results in light bulbs being destroyed.While the Kwakwani Utilities Incorporated has been working on the supply of electricity to the school, Simeon said, the school is in need of materials such as bulbs and other electrical fittings to complete corrective works.Minister Trotman pledged to supply some of the materials to ensure that the issue of electricity is rectified. “I am prepared to work with you on it, but I will still engage the Ministry of Education,” Trotman said.last_img read more

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Stars welcome Kimanzi appointment

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, November 2- Harambee Stars assistant coach Leonard Saleh says that the newly appointed head tactician Francis Kimanzi will add energy in Stars squad.Kimanzi who was re-appointed to the post on Tuesday however, was not present during the day’s training since the club side he manages Sofapaka FC was scheduled to compete in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match against Mathare United that evening.“He has what it takes plus the experience to lead the national team to the next level and has one of the greatest qualities,” Saleh told Capital Sport during the team’s morning training session. “I believe he will bring on board the best for the national team for he has a bright record that can boosts confidence in the team,” he added.Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno, who was axed by FKA in only their third day in office, was also not with the team that is preparing to face Seychelles in a 2014 World Cup pre-qualifier two-legged knockout tie.“As a technical bench, we are ready to give way for the new team and support them in any way,” Saleh, who was also sacked by KPL side KCB three weeks ago expressed.Speaking to Capital Sport, Otieno said he had nothing against FKA’s decision to replace him with Kimanzi as he extended his best regards to the new front man.“The most important thing is to focus on beating Seychelles and from there, the elaborate programme to ensure the team does well in the World Cup qualifiers should be put in place,” he urged.He added: “I’m yet to be officially informed about the decision and what plans they have for the team and that is why I did not present myself for training this morning.”Otieno, who is also the head coach of KPL side Gor Mahia, disclosed he was waiting for the decision from the side’s management after November 15 when the leave he had been granted from the touchline ends to know his fate.“For now, all I can do is sit and wait for the management’s position since my contract with Gor ends in two months time. I’m willing to listen to any offers they or any other team has before deciding my future.”For the past month, his Cameroonian assistant, Anaba Awuono has been in charge, leading the team to FKL Cup glory last week that guarantees them a berth in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup.The news of the changes in the bench was received from media outlets while the team was holding its afternoon training session with only 14 players in camp.FKA chairman Sam Nyamweya however, said they would write official letters to the current bench informing the changes.Kimanzi who was fired from the national team in February 2009 will be in charge for his first competitive fixture with the side Saturday week when Kenya travel to Seychelles for the first leg.The return will be played in Nairobi three days later with the aggregate winner joining the World Cup qualifying group featuring Nigeria, Malawi and Djibouti or Namibia who will play in another pre-qualifier.– By Gloria Kendi0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Kick Off – Thursday, August 25

first_imgMark Saggers is joined by Ray Wilkins, John Cross and Charlie Wyett to discuss all the latest football stories.They look back at the Champions League draw, consider Arsene Wenger’s influence at Arsenal 20 years on from his arrival, and talk England – with Sam Allardyce days away from naming his first Three Lions squad.Also, both Mark Schwarzer and Harry Redknapp joined the boys on the phone, to share their views on Leicester and Tottenham’s upcoming Champions League campaigns.Listen above or click here to download the Kick Off special from iTunes, along with previous editions.last_img read more

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Antonio Conte responds to intense speculation over Chelsea future

first_img1 Antonio Conte has insisted it is his “intention, will and desire” to stay at Chelsea and see out the final 18 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.The Italian’s future at the London club has come under scrutiny in recent weeks and reports have claimed he could be set to leave the club at the end of the season.It has been suggested Conte is at odds with the Chelsea hierarchy over transfers,  and could leave the Premier League side to take up his former role as Italy head coach.However, Conte has shut down the ongoing speculation over his future and insists he plans to stay at the club for at least two more seasons.“From the start of this season there have been a lot of speculation and rumours around me,” he said.“The only thing I can tell you now is I still have 18 months of contract with Chelsea. My intention, my will, is to respect the contract.“We signed a three-year contract. I think our desire is to continue our work.“This season, the situation has always been the same, with a lot of pressure, and I don’t understand why, always around me. Maybe it is because this is Chelsea. This is the only answer I’m having.“But the pressure is normal. When the situation is too calm, you risk being relaxed and losing the anger, the fire. I like to live with this pressure.”Conte was appointed at Chelsea in 2016 and went on to win the Premier League title in his first season in charge.This season has not gone so smoothly for the Blues – Manchester City are running away with the title and a shock 3-0 defeat  at home to Bournemouth on Wednesday saw them drop to fourth place.Conte admitted following that game it would be tough for the Blues to qualify for the Champions League, however the boss said on Friday that there is no reason to panic.He added: “If we’d got three points against Bournemouth, we’d be in second place – but the situation doesn’t change.“We must understand that, this season, we have to fight a lot to find a place in the Champions League. I think it is a big challenge for us.” Antonio Conte has dismissed rumours he could leave Chelsea before the end of his contract last_img read more

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U19 League gets underway this weekend

first_imgFixturesSaturday, March 17SSE Airtricity League Under-17 Southern Elite DivisionCork City v Bray Wanderers, Bishopstown Stadium, 2pmLimerick v Shamrock Rovers, Hogan Park, 2pmSSE Airtricity League Under-17 Northern Elite DivisionBohemians v Monaghan-Cavan FP, St Aidan’s CBS, 1pmDerry City v Athlone Town, Brandywell Stadium, 2pm Sunday, March 18SSE Airtricity League Under-19 Northern Elite DivisionAthlone Town v Derry City, Athlone Town Stadium, 2pmDrogheda United v Athlone Town, United Park, 2pmMonaghan-Cavan FP v Bohemians, Gortakeegan, 2pmShelbourne v Dundalk, AUL Complex, 2pmSligo Rovers v St. Patrick’s Athletic, The Showgrounds, 2pmSSE Airtricity League Under-17 Southern Elite DivisionUCD v Galway United, The UCD Bowl, 2pmCabinteely v Kerry FC, Kilternan, 2pmWexford v Cobh Ramblers, Gorey Rangers, 2pmSSE Airtricity League Under-17 Northern Elite DivisionDundalk v Shelbourne, Oriel Park, 2pmSt Patrick’s Athletic v Sligo Rovers, IT Blanchardstown, 2pmLongford Town v Drogheda United, City Calling Stadium, 2pm Bohemians Under 19s go into the new SSE Airtricity National Under 19 League season as champions and Head Coach Graham Lawlor has admitted his players will have to learn to deal with that added pressure.The Dublin club enjoyed a fantastic season at U17 & U19 level last year as both teams reached their respective finals. The U19s lifted the league title after a narrow 1-0 win over St. Patrick’s Athletic at Dalymount Park in November thanks to Steven Nolan’s close-range finish.The U19s will kick off their season with a trip to Gortakeegan to face Monaghan-Cavan FP and despite winning the league title last season, Lawlor’s focus continues to be on first-team football for his players.“I suppose there is an added pressure going into the season as champions but I won’t be putting any of that on the players as it’s a new group. Out of last year’s group, we’ve retained several players with six coming up from the Under 17s so we’ll actually be a little bit younger this season,” said Lawlor.“We’ve attracted new players on the back of our success last year which is great but the ultimate aim isn’t to win trophies or leagues, it’s to get players ready for Keith Long’s first-team. It’s good to win of course but we don’t define ourselves by that. That is what success is for us, players coming through our ranks and getting international recognition, or playing in the first-team for Bohs.”One player who made that step-up from U19 level last season was Warren O’Hora. The Republic of Ireland U19 international moved to English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion in January and Lawlor praised his rapid development.“Nothing seemed to phase Warren. Whether he was making the step up to the 19s or the first-team, he seemed to take it in his stride and respond positively to a new challenge,” Lawlor added.“For us, in the U19s, we just continued what he had done with the 17s and at schoolboy level. He captained the underages teams and went into the first-team, and it’s great to see what he has achieved. He’ll obviously take a bit of time to adjust in England but I’ve no doubt once he does that, he’ll make a career for himself.”Bohemians face a tough start to the U19 season with a trip to Monaghan first before games against Sligo Rovers and Shelbourne. Having added to the squad during the off-season, and with Ireland U17 international Luke Nolan stepping up from the U17s, the side are ready for the 2018 season.“We’ve trained right and we’re focused. Every game is different because every club has different styles of play but that is the challenge in the league. That is part of the learning for the players,” he admitted.“You’re always wary going into every game. Obviously, being the champions, we’re the team everybody will want to beat this season. For the opposition, it’s an added motivation so the message to our players is that you can’t take anyone lightly.”last_img read more

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Disney Cruise Line Weekly News — Week of October 12, 2019

first_imgUpcoming EntertainmentThe following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:Captain MarvelDumbo Disneynature: PenguinsAvengers: EndgameAladdin Toy Story 4 Lion KingThe Nightmare Before ChristmasFor future reference, films debut on Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Films do vary by ship. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.Captain’s Log: Important Tips and InformationA funny thing tends to happen when you are on a cruise: you find yourself wanting, nay, needing to book another one IMMEDIATELY. Luckily, the onboard booking is there to come to your rescue! If you know exactly when you want to cruise, you can go ahead and choose your date, your stateroom, the whole nine yards and have it all squared away before you even disembark. Not sure on the details, or maybe you don’t want to spend the time onboard comparing options? This is where the placeholder comes into play! A placeholder means you put down a deposit for a future cruise, which must occur within 24 months from the time the placeholder is booked, to receive the onboard booking benefits.What are these onboard booking benefits? Well, the parameters recently changed, so let’s look at the old vs. the new:For all onboard bookings made before September 27, 2019: bookings made for categories 11C-4A will receive 10% off the cruise fare. Cruises of 7 nights or longer will only pay 10% deposit, instead of the standard 20% deposit. Additionally, cruises 6 nights or less will receive a $100 onboard credit, and cruises 7 nights or longer will receive a $200 onboard credit. Cruises booked in the concierge category will not receive the 10% discount or reduced deposit, but will receive the onboard credit.All onboard bookings made on the Disney Fantasy September 28, 2019 or later, or on the other three ships on September 30, 2019 or later will still be eligible for the 10% discount, and reduced deposit. However, onboard credit will no longer be given to categories 11C-4A. Concierge bookings will continue to receive the onboard credit.If you aren’t sure on the ins and outs of rebooking onboard? Tammy has made a fantastic list of the 10 most important things to know, so be sure to check it out!Special thanks to Scott Sanders of the Disney Cruise Line Blog for assistance on this article.Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings. Share This!Sponsored by Storybook DestinationsAhoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world!Ports of Call Disney Cruise Line: In The NewsJust in time for National Handbag Day (hey, I don’t make these days up, I just celebrate them) – new Dooney & Bourke bag alert! Yes, there’s a new print available on board on all four ships right now! Who’s adding this one to their Disney bag collection?The Conde Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced and surprise, surprise – guess which “large cruise line” was voted tops for the 8th year in a row? Ok I know you didn’t really need any guesses. Yay, DCL! Here’s this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel.  There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book.  These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week:last_img read more

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The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?

first_imgThe California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?You are here: HomeDigital MarketingThe California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready? The California Consumer Privacy Act – or CCPA – creates strict new requirements and processes for all brands that sell to consumers in California. Join OptiMine CEO Matt Voda as he explains how CCPA will impact your marketing , including potential problems and accuracy issues around multi-touch attribution. You’ll hear best practices and options to move forward and improve your marketing measurement, even in the face of expanded consumer privacy regulations across the U.S.Attend this webinar and learn:The specific CCPA rights and requirements that will impact all brandsFinancial and compliance risks brands now face – and how to reduce themHow the CCPA will impact common types of marketing measurementFind out how to reduce the financial and compliance risks brands now face. Register today for “CCPA Goes Live in Weeks: Is your marketing measurement ready?” presented by Optimine. The post The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready? appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready? Posted on 14th December 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019Machine learning for next-best offers11th December 2019last_img read more

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Identity Protection, Built into the Chip

first_imgWe often hear that online identity protection is becoming more and more critical. But what exactly does that mean? Imagine a typical online banking scenario. Before the bank lets you in, they want to verify that you are really you. They do this by asking for a password. But what if your password was stolen? Phishing is a common attack, with about 50,000 new phishing sites going online every day. With password theft being such an issue, your bank can’t rely on passwords alone. In the USA, if someone gets into your bank account and steals your money, the bank is on the hook to replace it. But what if someone gets in your Facebook account and sends spam as you. Or if someone gets into your medical records and makes them public? No one can undo that damage. Therefore, adding a second factor for authentication, also known as two-factor authentication, can improve security and mitigate attacks that steal logins and passwords. To make it work, the system should be beyond what user knows (i.e. login and password) and incorporate it into the system what user has (e.g. One-Time Password token – aka OTP).Enter identify protection. This is accomplished by adding a second factor for authentication, also known as two-factor authentication. Continuing with our example, the bank would ask for something you know (i.e. login and password) and incorporate something you have (e.g. One-Time Password token – aka OTP).Obviously, giving something to the user is not an inexpensive approach, there are lots of logistics to deploy and maintain a solution like this. There are many technologies out there that can be used, one of cheapest method available is a token table, a rudimentary OTP challenge/response solution, where service provide besides login and password, request user to insert, for instance, the code 10 of his token table I can’t say that this method is ineffective, but of course has its limitations due to the nature of limited number of codes, easy to scan, etc.Some banks use an OTP token, a six-digit code that is time-based, where you press the button and the token generates is valid for a period (i.e. usually 1 minute). As you can imagine, it’s not a cheap solution and it doesn’t scale from the user’s perspective. Take my own example where I have an account in two different banks and each one offered me these tokens… Can you imagine having one for each bank, one for Facebook, one for Twitter, one for Amazon, etc.. at the end I’ll carry dozen of these tokens or even more.center_img Introducing Intel® Identity Protection TechnologyIntel® Identity Protection Technology (IPT) uses the same principle as a hardware token (even the same algorithms). However, the main differences are that it is embedded in the chipset, can be used by multiple service providers, and it has the potential to use a time-based token (i.e., the token is valid for just 30 seconds) or a challenge/response mechanism. It means that the service provider can send a challenge to the token based on the fact that only the correct token can provide the right answer, proving the presence or possession of the token by the user.Intel Identity Protection Technology is part of the 2nd generation Intel Core™ processors and latest release of Intel® vPro™ Technology – service providers can take advantage of this capability without additional costs related with physical tokens.Of course, IPT can be used for consumers to protect their assets, but also to protect: employee’s remote connection, healthcare services, financial transaction and multiple SaaS application that are proliferating, can all benefit from this affordable protection.There are couples of solutions out there using this technology, as Symantec/Verisign’s VIP authentication service and VASCO’s DIGIPASS… and more to come.last_img read more

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Extinct Genome From Fossil Finger Posted Online

first_imgDenisova Cave, Siberia Researchers in Germany today posted the first high-resolution version of an extinct human’s genome on the Web site for the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. The goal: to allow colleagues to download the most complete sequence data available for free. A year ago, researchers published the first rough draft of the genome of an archaic girl who lived in Denisova Cave, Siberia, at least 30,000 years ago. In January, Max Planck paleogeneticist Svante Pääbo was at a meeting in Sweden when he realized that researchers in other labs were poring over year-old sequence data that was far less complete than what his colleagues had obtained in the lab in the past year using sensitive, new methods to sequence ancient DNA. “I felt bad knowing that we had this very much better version of the same genome and that it would be a few months before it became available,” says Pääbo. So, Pääbo and his colleagues decided to allow their colleagues to download the sequence data for the high-resolution genome today, even though they are still preparing a paper to publish their findings from studying the genome. The team has now sequenced every position in her genome an average of 30 times, using DNA extracted from less than 10 milligrams of the finger bone of the ancient girl. This “30x” coverage provides more detailed information than the 1.9-fold coverage the team published in Nature in late December 2010. 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The girl was more closely related to Neandertals than modern humans, but her genome was not within the range of variation found in Neandertals so far. Neandertals, Denisovans and modern humans all lived in Asia at about the same time and interbred at low levels; modern humans in Melanesia and other parts of Asia have inherited about 4% of their DNA from Denisovans. Researchers are now examining the draft sequence obtained from the girl’s ancient DNA to try to see exactly which genes modern humans have inherited from Denisovans. “We are cautious about talking about results as we intend to submit a paper with the analyses rather soon,” says Pääbo. But he says the high coverage of the girl’s genome makes it possible to see how much genetic variation there was within her population of Denisovans. He adds that it also makes it possible to make a “comprehensive and essentially complete catalog of all changes” that became fixed in modern humans’ genomes since our ancestors parted company with Denisovans. Ann Gibbons last_img read more

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